November 25, 2012 Subject:
Lucky to be at this show. I was literally coerced into going because I had a van that could carry enough 'heads'. I remember some rambling about The Warlocks, we gotta get there, this is crazy, and what are they thinking!? Hearing the crowd erupt when the first note of dark star escapes gives me chills. It brings me right back to that night. My ticket was gifted, my gas was funded, and free paper on my tongue. Lucky me. Glad I relented and went on this journey!
July 13, 2012 Subject:
Busting out Dark Star and Attics of My Life
Not only was this the first Attics since 1972, it sounds excellent. The whole show, including Built to Last, is excellent.
I can't forget that Dark Star hadn't been played since 1984, either. The band is very 0N!
Not a bad night!
January 6, 2012 Subject:
Can't download it anymore,
and there is no track numbering on the stream version.
December 3, 2011 Subject:
Death Don't Have No Mercy - arguably in my top 10 greatest songs the band ever played!!
March 31, 2011 Subject:
This was a great show
I had the privilege of being at these shows. We heard a rumor through the Well, and called the Hampton Coll. for show information. Knowing "The Warlocks" were right before spring tour, we took a chance and drove all night for tickets for all of our friends (one look at the tickets and we knew)... Yes, the memphis blues was *great*!, and the second half of the second set was transcendental. The Dark Star was not amazingly tight but it was *amazing*. The Death Don't Have No Mercy was the most beautiful/heartfelt one they played in the later years, and one of my favorite live renditions of any song I've ever heard them play (and that's alot). I play the second half of the second set regularly - still one of my alltime faves!
Reviewer:Dead In Istanbul
October 25, 2010 Subject:
What a great version of Memphis Blues. Full of gusto. For the rest of my life I'll envy those of you who were at this show. Very lucky. Thanks for the matrix. What a band. What a night!
October 9, 2009 Subject:
I was there the night before and than had to go back to school for a test. I got the set list the next day and was so mad!. I missed Dark Star at Nassau in '79 and than missed this one. I had been to both nights before (in '79 and '89). But I got to see it at Brendan Byrne later in the tour and than at least 15-20 times after that. But I still have a scar for missing this one!
August 13, 2009 Subject:
Almost 20 years now, wow!
I was at this show. It was my 2nd!!! I was going to school at V.C.U. in Richmond and my friend (now my wife) heard about it the week before on the radio, which said we could get tix at the Richmond Coliseum. We went down and there was no one else there. Walked up and got 4 easy as ya please.
Noshed on fungus before going in which really added to the X-perience for me. One of the guys we were with became so freaked out he split at the 1st notes of Rooster and later told how he huddled next to the car hiding from security for the entire show (poor bastard). We were on the floor at the back right of the sbd. There was an energy in that place from the get-go, maybe it just felt special because they went in with the assumed name, I dunno, but you could feel the air crackling. Of course, what I remember most was the incredible release from the crowd at the 1st notes of Dark Star. It was overpowering and i think the band was a bit taken aback by it at first, but dug it all the same. Never felt that again at a show. I made it to only 40. It was just solid all the way round. One freaky thing that stands out for me was heading back to Richmond in the car and hearing an NPR report that an alien space craft had been reported to have landed in Russia (Siberia I believe it was). Now, after coming down from the fungus and having just witnessed the show that I did I thought "Holy Crap! This is it!! The world changes from this point on!!!" Turned out to be a hoax, but was a perfect capper to an other-worldly show. Why hasn't this show ever been officially released I wonder?
June 25, 2009 Subject:
10-9-89 Hampton, Formerly the Warlocks
This show I would have to classify as just amazing. I saw the night before, and left with my then future x-wife, not thinkng much of it. I wanted to stay, but I was being the new boyfriend and taking her home for work. I left my deck with a good friend and recieved the unbelievable news the next day via phone call. This tape certainly speaks volumes on its own. Rarely, I think, does a tape do a show this much justice, but in my opinion,(veteran taper of over 150 shows since 1979) this is a fantastic reproduction of a show I was personally unable to attend. Its freakish to listen to. I heard people were loosing all control at this show and I understand why. Truly remarkable music, played out by the best rock n roll band ever....
January 28, 2009 Subject:
Best of All Worlds.....
I won't lie....I was not at this historical show.... But thank God that there is this Matrix recording.... I have turned two guys at work who ignorantly say the "Dead Sucked" although they admit they only really heard TOUCH on the radio, into at least saying they are very talented, by playing this show for them.
Dark Star and Attics breakouts.... A very spooky DEADTH DON'T.... combined with crystal SNBD and AUD make this recording one that will, along with the show.... go down in history.
September 12, 2008 Subject: